From what I learned (and saw) from a local andalusian breeder, there are two "types" of andys, similarly how there are different "types" within other breeds (i.e. HUS QH vs. cutting QH). One, is the "parade" type that tend to be taller (~16hh), longer legged, finer, with a longer larger step and more suspension. They are more of an english/dressage type horse. The other is the bull fighting type. These are stockier, shorter (~15hh), agile, with a quick, shorter stride. In my experience they are very sensitive, especially about their flank. So if you are looking to have an andy, instead of just going and looking for one because of it's breed, make sure you look at the build and type of the horse. Look for conformational qualities that will make it easier for the horse to do the job that you want. You will probably find that an andalusian who is good at cutting will have a lot of the same conformational traits as a quarter horse bred for cutting.